The Power of The Internet

The Internet is known to be a globalized phenomenon. It’s crazy to think in the past decade our societies have come from using rotary dial phones to touchscreen smartphones.

Elizabeth Urwiller
For The Record

This isn’t going as far as saying, “Back in my day, all we had was two cans and a string to communicate.” In the past few decades, phones have advanced tremendously from making simple phone calls to withholding every function a computer has. It amazes younger generations when they hear about people having single digit numbers. Back in the early 1900s, all you had to do to contact Hettinger’s City Meat Market Co. was to dial the number 5.
With the internet, we can access anything with the tip of our fingers. If you don’t know the definition of a word, people simply pull out their phones and just use Google. Social media is a huge factor in how people express and communicate their thoughts and opinions. Millions of people use Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook to talk to friends. Some peers might even say they prefer texting on apps rather than sending a message on their phones. In modern times, it seems as if there is an app for anything you need. But, does that make easy access to the internet a positive and beneficial thing?
Technology has definitely produced its benefits in various areas such as improving medicines, finding cures, and possibly more diversity. Technology is one of the productions that has revolutionized many cultures internationally. On the other hand, we have all experienced a situation where the internet has been misleading or abused.
I think we can all agree that no matter what we do or say in today’s many societies, there will always be someone who disagrees with another person’s opinion or viewpoint. The internet can be a fantastic medium that helps millions of people communicate daily. The internet even keeps us educated on current events occurring in other parts of the world.